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US Navy Ship on Fire for Two Days Straight Strelok 07/14/2020 (Tue) 04:40:10 No.4168
1,000-degree blaze continues to rage aboard Navy ship in San Diego The fire has brought down the USS Bonhomme Richard's forward mast. More than 400 sailors are working to put out the massive fire that continues to rage aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego and Navy officials are unclear how long the blaze might continue to burn.nThe fire has brought down the amphibious assault ship's forward mast and caused other damage to the ship's superstructure that rises above its flight deck. "There is a tremendous amount of heat underneath and that's where it's -- it's flashing up -- also forward, closer to the bow again there's a heat source and we're trying to get to that as well," Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 said at a news conference Monday in San Diego. Sobeck said that the temperatures in the fire's heat sources are reaching as high as 1,000 degrees. With temperatures that high, the sailors are rotating in on 15-minute firefighting shifts. Asked if he believes the ship could be saved, Sobeck said, "I feel absolutely hopeful because we have sailors giving it their all." He also expressed confidence that the fire will not get close to the ship's supply of one million gallons of fuel, which lies two decks below the blaze. The fire continues to cause damage to the the ship's superstructure, which rises above its flight deck and has brought down one of the two masts that tower above. Sobeck acknowledged that the ship's Halon fire suppression system -- which could have put out the initial fire -- was not activated because it was also receiving maintenance. "We again augment that with firefighting elements from the pier and the shipyard," said Sobeck. Teams of sailors were pouring water onto the ship from the pier and from tugboats along its side. Navy helicopters have also dropped 415 buckets of water on the ship to contain the fire, much as they have done in the past to help put out wildfires. There were 57 sailors injured after the fire started aboard the ship on Sunday, most have been treated for exhaustion and smoke inhalation. A U.S. official told ABC News that the last five individuals who remained hospitalized have been released from the hospital. https://web.archive.org/web/20200714005830/https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fire-continues-rage-aboard-navy-ship-san-diego/story?id=71757147
>ship's motto: "I have not yet begun to fight!" >it's burned to a husk while docked in its home port At least they didn't damage an innocent cargo ship this time.
>>4168 >Asked if he believes the ship could be saved, Sobeck said, "I feel absolutely hopeful >1,000-degree blaze >smoke soaking through every bit of machinery and electronics The heat alone should've irreparably weakend huge parts of the frame. No way the ship can be saved unless gutting it to the core and then stupidly expensive building it anew is saving. It might keep afloat, though but that's not saving.
The fire started in a hold storing tanks and amphibious assault vehicles, where cardboard, rags, and waste was stored. The fire suppression system was inoperable at the time the fire started. 80% it was caused by careless niggers or mattresses. 25% it was purposely caused by nigger lovers as an attack against the racist history of the US. The boat was named Bonhomme Richard in honor of Benjamin Franklin. 90% it gets labelled as a product of "white nationalist domestic terrorists"
>>4176 >he heat alone should've irreparably weakend huge parts of the frame. No way the ship can be saved unless gutting it to the core Not really. The Wasp-class LHDs were actually designed to take a lot worse thermal damage than this fire could cause and be repaired relatively quickly. You also don't consider how easy it would be to gut that ship to its core anyway - it's an assault ship, its internals are mostly open space anyway. The ship will probably still be disposed of since it's an old Boiler-Turbine ship, and they will blame the fire, but the reality is they just don't want to keep the old steam system.
>>4178 >cardboard, rags, and waste was stored >On a docked assault war ship wat
>>4191 It was undergoing maintenance.
>>4178 What about Chinese saboteurs?
inb4 it's another diversity hire fuck up
>the fire will not get close to the ship's supply of one million gallons of fuel Fuel storage was burning on the first day, I saw the livestream. It's fucked, no matter what fantasy Captain Cope is inventing. At least he lost his job.
>>4168 >US Navy tries it: Colliding with oxygen I wouldn't be surprised if they just scrapped that ship for spare parts and used it for target practice. I'd be interested in seeing what those navy's railguns would do to a ship of that size.
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>>4168 Update: it's still on fire and reportedly tilting to one side.
>>4212 They'll announce that it's been transferred to the submarine force soon, judging by their current official stance of "this is fine"
>>4212 F Do any of the LHDs even have a viable strategic and tactical purpose outside of gunboat diplomacy and legalized contractor scams?
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The goddamn ship has been on fire for 5 days.
>>4212 Looking at the damage, in all likelihood the US just lost an LHD, at the dock in peacetime. For one thing, if they can't put out an accidental fire in port, do they really expect to be able to survive combat? For another, what does this mean for the F-35? The ship was in the middle of a "deep maintenance cycle", which by my understanding includes the upgrades meant to ready it for F-35B deployment. >>4304 The fire is finally out now.
>>4306 >For another, what does this mean for the F-35? Not much given almost every branch of the military is converting or building everything to conform to the various F-35s they have.
The news is about a month old now, but as of August 26 the Navy was reporting that they considered the fire an arson and that they were investigated accordingly.
>>4304 How? What is it burning if it hasn’t reached the fuel supply? These things are majority metal and I don’t understand what is being burned to fuel a fire for 5 days. Does it have wooden or laminate floors for some reason? Even if it did how can that sustain a 1000 degree fire for several hours let alone days?
>>8485 There are fuel lines that connect the fuel storage to the fuel pump stations at the hangars. Even if the diameter of those pipes is 2" at most, with a hundred yd of piping alone that would make 100x(1/36)xπ yd³, or 100x0.9144x(1/36)xπ m³, or 25,4xπ m³, or 79 796.45 L of fuel. That's a lot of fuel.
>>4306 The BR was undergoing an availability and it was Sunday. So, potential for reduced manning and duty section only onboard. And probably a quarter of those motherfuckers went home if they didn't have watch. I'm surprised anyone noticed it was on fire before Monday, lol. A fire underway, with full manning and the crew at deployment-level drilling, stands a considerably smaller chance at getting so out of hand.
>>9359 Navy scraps the BR >After thorough consideration, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations have decided to decommission the Bonhomme Richard due to the extensive damage sustained during that July fire," Rear Adm. Eric H. Ver Hage, commander of the Navy Regional Maintenance Center, told reporters on an audio-only news conference Monday. sause: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/navy-decides-scrap-uss-bonhomme-richard-major-fire/story?id=74464107 https://archive.is/Ki61O Looking at that photo it looks like that fire was pretty intense and pretty through. The fact you can't really tell and direction and movement of the flames is telling enough. Talk about the motto, "I have not yet begun to fight". Oh the irony.
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>>9856 >Talk about the motto, "I have not yet begun to fight". Oh the irony. The irony is palpable anon. Also Like >>5986 said did anything ever come from the investigation they were doing? Every news site I go to says suspected arson, so does that mean they don't even know if the fire was set on purpose or do they even know the origin of the fire?
>>9856 >Talk about the motto, "I have not yet begun to fight". Oh the irony. Not sure I follow you Anon. I get the original slogan and heritage from the American Revolution and all, but the Bonhomme Richard was christened in '98 and has served numerous tours, including two combat ones.
>>9866 >'98 Check that, even earlier: 1997
>>9866 >>9867 Maybe the real fight was the friends she made along the way.
>>9866 >motto irony It's due to the fact that the fire was noticed for so long and wasn't contained. It's painstakingly obvious (at least in the photo) that there was no attempt to even douse the area in question. I'd was also slightly making a joke about also it being lost in a dock rather than going down in a blaze of glory >>9863 >arson theroy Probably just the higher ups covering their asses. They can't blame it on a black or a hispanic because muh racisim and would incite riots 4.0. Most likely it'll be joe shmuck from alabama or some asian person since white people are the devil and asians are "basically white".
>>9871 Could be. >>9875 Ahh, I see then. Makes sense.
>>9875 >tfw no dreyfus affair 2.0

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